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94 Ezekiel Ansah DE

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
28%16%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
144412.0001

Player Updates

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Records 12 sacks in contract year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah recorded 44 tackles, 12 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery across 14 games in 2017.

Missing only two games all year, Ansah battled through a host of injuries to log the second-highest sack total of his five-year career -- which could lead to a big payday since he was playing in a contract year. However, his performance on a week-to-week basis was inconsistent at best, as nine of his sacks came in three games. Furthermore, his 19 quarterback hurries only ranks 34th leaguewide and just third on his own team. The 28-year-old Ansah is now set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, though it's possible the Lions place the franchise or transition tag on him if the two sides can't agree on a contract extension.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Monster perfomance against Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah recorded seven tackles and three sacks during Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Bengals.

Ansah was spectacular against a weak Bengals offensive line, again reminding owners how high his ceiling is in IDP formats. He ultimately set a season high in tackles while matching his season-high three sacks Sunday and is now up to 40 tackles and a team-leading nine sacks on the season. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much of an encore from Ansah in the season finale Sunday against the Packers, however, as the defensive end will be matched up with Pro Football Focus' highest-graded offensive lineman in terms of pass blocking, offensive tackle David Bakhtiari.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Active Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah (ankle) is listed as active for Saturday's divisional matchup against the Bears.

Ansah is coming off his most productive three-game stretch of the season, but found himself on the injury report heading into Saturday's contest. However, it appears he has been able to overcome the issues he was facing and will presumably take on his usual role at defensive end in Week 15.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Questionable for Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bears.

Ansah has put together his most productive three-game stretch of the season, accounting for 14 tackles (13 solo) and two sacks during that span. Limited practices Tuesday through Thursday shouldn't stop him from taking the field this weekend, but his status won't be confirmed until roughly 3 p.m. ET on Saturday with the release of inactives.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Productive in Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ansah recorded seven tackles and one sack during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

This easily represents Ansah's best performance since his six-tackle, three-sack day against the Giants in Week 2. While his floor is admittedly low -- Ansah entered the week averaging just 2.5 tackles per game -- there's no questioning the upside the 2013 first-rounder possesses, as seen Sunday. He's best used in favorable matchups, however. In Week 15 against the Bears, Ansah draws a date with left tackle Charles Leno Jr., who checks in as Pro Football Focus' 17th-highest graded tackle in pass protection.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/10/17ARI0000
29/18/17NYG03.001
39/24/17ATL0000
410/1/17MIN0000
510/8/17CAR01.000
610/15/17NO0000
810/29/17PIT0000
911/6/17GB0000
1011/12/17CLE0000
1111/19/17CHI0000
1211/23/17MIN01.000
1312/3/17BAL0000
1412/10/17TB01.000
1512/16/17CHI0000
1612/24/17CIN03.000
1712/31/17GB03.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Detroit Lions143219.0138000.0001
2014Detroit Lions164937.0127.5000.0000
2015Detroit Lions164739.0814.5000.0001
2016Detroit Lions133521.0142000.0000
2017Detroit Lions144439.0512000.0000
TOTAL73207155.05244000.0002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Detroit Lions1400200000
2014Detroit Lions1600300000
2015Detroit Lions1600402120
2016Detroit Lions1300000000
2017Detroit Lions1400101010
TOTAL73001003130
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/275
Birthdate:
5/29/1989
Age:
28
Hometown:
Accra, Ghana
School:
Brigham Young
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: